Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gravity ~ Two New Trailers | Drifting - Detached

Gravity - Poster | A Constantly Racing MindWarner Bros. released two more trailers for the film, "Gravity." A thriller set in space, just outside of Earth's orbit. The film stars George Clooney ("Solaris", "Up In The Air"), and Sandra Bullock.("The Heat," "Premonition"). Drawing on the the tension of space disaster films like "Apollo 13," and 1961's "Marooned."

Gravity is about two astronauts attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in space. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission and is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky, who is in command of the shuttle flight, due to be his last. During a spacewalk, the space shuttle is destroyed, and Stone and Kowalsky are stranded in space with no communications with Earth. 

George Clooney is no stranger to a spacesuit. In 2002, he donned one as psychiatrist  Chris Kelvin in Steven Soderbergh's remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's film adaption of Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel, "Solaris."  Sandra Bullock, who plays mostly comedic, romantic, or dramatic roles spends most if not all of her time in a bulky spacesuit.


The trailer shown above is titled "Detached" and it shows the moment of the accident. Debris from the destruction of a Russian satellite flies past the the space shuttle, Kowalsky (Clooney), and sending Dr.Stone (Bullock) spiraling off into the void.

In the trailer titled "Drifting," we get Dr. Stone's point of view of the incredible vastness and loneliness  of the vacuum we call space. 

It has been has been seven years since the director of "Children of Men," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and the tender "Y Tu Mamá También,"  has brought us a feature film. Alfonso Cuarón has been spending his time making a couple of documentaries, and an episode of a TV series called "Believe."  The story was developed by Alfonso and his son Jonás. In 2010 Warner Bros. obtained the rights to the movie and filming started in 2011. 

You can look for "Gravity" in theaters on October 4, 2013.

Movie Data

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year:  2013
Staring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Director: Alfonso Cuarón 
Producer(s): Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Rating: PG-13

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